Learn how to best utilize QuickBooks 2015 in your contracting business to enter accounting entries, generate powerful reports and maximize efficiencies. Contractors have many unique bookkeeping needs, so we’ve designed this course from the ground up specifically for the construction industry. In this six-week course, you’ll learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2015 to run your business more efficiently. Lessons are clearly illustrated and include clear step-by-step instructions written in plain language so you can get hands-on practice with the features that you’re sure to use on a daily basis. You’ll discover how to create custom and professional-looking contract estimates, and you’ll learn the different methods you can use to bill your clients, including how to use the QuickBooks progress invoicing and job-costing features. You’ll find out how to deal with tricky situations, like change orders and retainage requirements, and you’ll learn how to properly set up accounts, items, customers, and jobs. All along the way, you’ll learn how to avoid many of the big and often costly mistakes contractors commonly make with QuickBooks. Finally, you’ll learn how specific transactions impact all your various accounts, and even some techniques to protect your business from fraud, prepare for tax time, and generate useful and dynamic reports. Requirements: QuickBooks Premier 2015 for Windows, Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 2000, XP, or Vista, Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader). QuickBooks Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. When installing the software using the Premier version, be sure to select the contractor’s edition. QuickBooks Pro 2015 for Windows is acceptable for this course, but please be aware that the Pro version is missing certain features that are only available in the Contractor’s Edition used in this course. The Macintosh, Simple-Start, and Online versions of QuickBooks are not supported in this course. Instructor Biography: Scott Paxton is recognized as a Certified Public Accountant and holds master’s degrees in business administration and accounting. His background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur and a college business instructor. In addition, Scott has spent much of his career working closely with small business owners to help them successfully implement and troubleshoot the QuickBooks accounting program.
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